Bhubaneswar: While in the second phase of vaccination, Private Hospitals will be allowed as part of vaccination process, accordingly, the Odisha Government has brought out the list of Private Hospitals empaneled under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY).
These 183 Private Hospitals across the State will be allowed as Private COVID Vaccination Centers (PCVC) for vaccination of eligible citizens.
ACS Health & Family Welfare, P K Mohapatra has brought out the list of Hospitals across the State and Nodal Officers have been listed out with their contact numbers.
In fact people over the age of 60 years and those below 60 but above 45 and have some co-morbidities issues will be vaccinated.
The Union Cabinet cleared the decision on 17 February and has allowed private entities to be part of this phase as the Centre is stepping up vaccination amid apprehension of a resurgence of Covid-19 cases across the country.
While the list is out these Health Care Organizations have been advised to immediately take steps to verify that the facility has the minimum requirements of sufficient Cold Chain Equipment and Capacity.
Arrangements for sufficient rooms and space for waiting area, vaccination and observation post vaccination are to be done, said the order.
Private Hospitals are advised to keep sufficient number of trained vaccinators and verifiers.
These Hospitals are advised to built in the ability to manage Adverse Events following Immunization (AEFI) as per norm and guidelines issued by Ministry of health & Family Welfare.
In the meantime, State Government has asked the authorities in Airports and Railway Stations to take preventive measures to prevent spread due to upsurge of COVID-19 Infection in some of the State.
There is upsurge of COVID-19 Positive Cases in West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Delhi, Chandigarh.
Keeping this in view all passengers coming from above states are to be screened at point of arrival at Airports and Railway Stations.
On Site Rapid antigen Testing of all symptomatic passengers will be ensured.
All the incoming passengers will remain under mandatory Home isolation for seven days.
If during this period they develop sympotoms they will be subjected to RT-PCR Test.
If found positive in RT-PCR Test, they will be treated as per COVID Treatment Protocol.
Wearing Masks and Implementation of Social Distancing measures are to be strictly enforced.
ACS Mr.Mohapatra has also advised for improvement of RT-PCR Testing Level in all Districts, so that people will be able to avail the facilities easily.
All the Collectors, Municipal Commissioners and other authorities have been advised to take up IEC Campaign on Mission Mode.
Awareness campaign on COVID will be scaled up in the districts, said a senior official.